Arshad Sharif Senior Journalist Shot Dead In Kenya
Arshad Sharif a well-known senior journalist was shot dead in Nairobi Kenya yesterday, his wife confirmed. She twitted on her Twitter handle that her husband Arshad Sharif shot dead in Kenya, the senior journalist after facing the charge of sedition left the country. He was in exile. Kenyan police call it an accident, however, president Alvi, expressed Arshad Sharif’s death as a significant loss to Pakistan and journalism. President Alvi, the media fraternity, and civil society have demanded a thorough investigation and revelation of facts. Meanwhile, Islamabad High Court seeks a report from the authorities concerned.
Further, Washington allured Kenya to investigate. We are shocked by the death of Arshad Sharif. We would hearten a thorough investigation by the government of Kenya into his death.
Likewise, United Nations asked for a proper investigation into the matter, under what circumstances the accident happened, and why the senior journalist was shot and killed in Kenya.
Senior Journalist Arshad Sharif Shot Dead
Arshad Sharif who was outspoken and considered a brave journalist had to leave the country in August to avoid arrest after he was hit with numerous cases, including the charge of sedition.
Alleging warnings to his life Arshad Sharif went to Dubai, then departed to Kenya, Arshad Sharif the 49 years old journalist was on the way when he was killed. The Kenyan president assured all-out help.
Barrister Shoaib Razak, Arshad’s lawyer has filed an application with the High Court seeking the formation of a judicial commission to find out the facts which lead to his killing. Why he had to leave Pakistan his country and who forced him to leave the United Arab Emirates?